1. thorny

adjective. ['ˈθɔrni'] having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc..


  • setose
  • prickly
  • bristled
  • barbellate
  • burry
  • barbed
  • bristly
  • briery
  • briary
  • setaceous
  • spiny
  • burred


  • armless
  • good-natured
  • unsarcastic
  • spineless

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Rhymes with Thorny

  • sigourney
  • pokorny
  • o'diorne
  • odiorne
  • komorny
  • torney
  • horney
  • gorny
  • gorney
  • forni
  • forney
  • dorney
  • corny
  • cornie
  • corney
  • chorney

Sentences with thorny

1. Adjective
This can be something of a thorny issue, but it only makes sense.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The thorny devil can be yellow, reddish brown or black.

Quotes about thorny

1. I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.
- Theodore Dreiser

2. Deep down under where his heart resided, strangled up in thorny vines of guilt, anger, fear and longing, there lay something deeper in him, something that he couldn’t see but she could.
- Carol Oates, Ember

3. Thorny Love [10w] A thorn by any other name would hurt as much.
- Beryl Dov

2. thorny

adjective. ['ˈθɔrni'] bristling with perplexities.


  • hard


  • ease
  • effortless